Professional chefs from Harvey Nichols dished up a treat at St George’s Crypt.
A team of nine chefs and staff from the swanky department store served up a luxury meal for some of the city’s homeless.
They cooked up a three course meal for over 130 clients including vegetable and barley soup, meat and potato pie and a lemon cheesecake.
Chefs from Harvey Nichols worked alongside the Crypt’s own cooking team, many of whom have been clients at the city centre establishment themselves.
David Pilling, head chef of nurture at St George’s Crypt, said: “Everyone thought it was fantastic.
“I would just like to say a great big thank you to them for coming and it means a lot to the clients.
“It means a lot because when people are marginalised they will never have the chance to dine there.”
The Crypt opened in 1930 when the Vicar of St George’s church, the Rev Don Robins, cleared out the church’s vaults to create a refuge for victims of the Great Depression.
The recession created widespread homelessness at home and abroad but the Crypt helped to provide food and shelter to hundreds of people.
The measure was intended to be temporary, but more than 80 years later its work continues.
Harvey Nichols has supported the charity and they are a partner in the YEP-backed Streetsmart campaign where the Crypt is a recipient charity.
The Crypt’s fundraising and PR director, Martin Patterson, added: “Harvey Nichols have been supporters of ours for many years and it is great that they can work in partnership with our own team to prepare a lovely meal.”